Posts Tagged ‘Blended learning’

Successful Blended Learning: A Key Element

by Mary Seward Let’s imagine a new course design that uses a blended learning environment. It’s a quality design where the learning activities and assignments promote the achievement of the intended learning outcomes. Sounds great. Enthusiastic discussions ensue on the technology used, the learning management system, the on-line features and assessments, the hands-on learning and [...]

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Blended Learning with Worksheets for the Win!

by Sarah Layton We’ve slowly been adding student worksheets to all of our online CTE content. Why? You might ask. Aren’t worksheets part of the old way of teaching? Blended learning involves using a variety of tools to help students learn and understand. If online curriculum plus worksheets equals a win, then we’re so on [...]

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Blended Learning: Are You In or Are You Out?

by Sarah Layton I cannot seem to escape blended learning today. Not that I mind. There was a distinct theme running through my blended learning moments today. They all centered around schools who have made or are looking to make blended learning the norm rather than the exception in their classrooms. What about you and [...]

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Three Ways Blended Learning Makes Teachers’ Days More Efficient

by Jim Schultz To best discuss how blended learning makes teachers’ days more efficient, we should first be certain we are operating under the same definitions. Blended learning is not taking your lesson plans and throwing them into a blender, as much as some frustrated teachers might like to do at times. Rather, blended learning [...]

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Blended Learning…What? Why? How?

by Bri Stauffer Blended learning has become a widely used and accepted way of teaching, in all levels of education. But some teachers still struggle with the idea of bringing new technology into the classroom. Before going any further about why blended learning is a great addition to the classroom, let’s take a step back [...]

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Using Blended Learning, Teachers Can Add To Their OWN Skills

by Dick Carlson We talk a lot, here, about tools and techniques that you can use on your students.  But development of your own professional skills is something to always be working on.  Most often, that looks like something out of the 1960’s–we all troop off to a conference room, and somebody stands in front [...]

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Blended Learning: 5 Lesson Plans to Get Started Today

by Ken Richard Blended Learning is the practice of combining traditional classroom teaching with online resources, and it’s easier to get started than you may think. This article will give you 5 simple lesson plans ideas for adding online resources into your existing classrooms. 5 Blended Learning Lesson Plans Lesson Plan #1 – Youtube Video [...]

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Blended Learning: Powerful Partnerships

by Sarah Layton A recent article in the Hechinger Report brought attention to a fabulous blended learning initiative going on in Rhode Island. In the article, Jennifer Jordan reports that the state has partnered with The Learning Accelerator (TLA) which is a nonprofit group that focuses on spreading blended learning to schools across the US. Jordan interviews Rhode [...]

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Blended Learning: It’s Not ALL New!

by Sarah Layton Did you ever read an article and just sit there and nod your head and think, “Yes. Yes. Yes, exactly!”? That happened to me today while reading “The Power of Blend in Blended Learning” by Adam Holden on the SmartBlog on Education. I thoroughly related to what Holden has to say about [...]

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Benefits of Blended Learning: Online Resources vs. Online Curriculum

by Mary Seward You hear it all the time, echoing through the halls of the CTE wing, bouncing off the walls of the CTE classrooms, labs and shops…you hear it in all of these blended learning environments. You should be using more on-line resources in your blended learning classroom. Sometimes it’s a challenge from an [...]

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